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All law courses enlisted below are open for incoming exchange students who study law at their home university. As a law student you will be contacted before your arrival with detailed information regarding your course choice.

If you are a student from another school / faculty, you can choose law courses from the University Wide Elective courses list. To register for those courses please send an email to law.international uni-mannheim.de including (very important!!) your name, surname, home university, which faculty you are visiting in Mannheim, which level of studies you currently are (bachelor/master). Please note that some of the courses have limited places available and therefore we cannot guarantee a spot. Also please make sure to pick courses that correspond to your level (bachelor courses if you are a bachelor student and master courses if you are a master student or have already finished three years of studies). For special requirements please check the descriptions for each course.

Full time University of Mannheim students are also welcome to participate.

The ECTS points in the Course Catalogue are valid for incoming students. Please refer to those when you plan your courses, not to the ECTS points in the Portal.



Instrumente des Human Resource Managements (Vorlesung mit Übung)
Vorlesung mit Übung
Kurs geeignet für:
Präsenz/Online live & aufgezeichnet
Jeannette Staudt
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 05.05.202312:00 – 17:00M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
Donnerstag  (Einzeltermin) 04.05.202317:15 – 20:30M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 28.04.202312:00 – 15:15ZOOM-Lehre-041; Virtuelles Gebäude
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 12.05.202312:00 – 17:00W 117 Hörsaal; Schloss Westflügel
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 26.05.202312:00 – 15:15ZOOM-Lehre-039; Virtuelles Gebäude
Donnerstag  (Einzeltermin) 11.05.202317:15 – 20:30M 003 PWC Hörsaal; Schloss Mittelbau


mündliche Prüfung (Vorlesung mit Übung)
Vorlesung mit Übung
Kurs geeignet für:
Präsenz live

Intellectual property is an indispensable tool to foster innovation and assure protection of achievements. They are an important factor for remaining competitive in the global knowledge-based economy. The shift from corporal goods to intellectual property however has many implications for today’s businesses: they have to play the system to gain from it, have to develop new business models, acquire rights by contract and closely watch the market and competitors to avoid liability. The course accordingly is designed to provide an overview on the concept of intellectual property and the practical implications for businesses.

Students will familiarize themselves with the multi-level system of IP-protection on a worldwide (TRIPS and WIPO-Treaties), European (EU-legislation) and national level. With regard to the latter the transformation of international and European requirements into national law, German intellectual property law will be taken as an example. Participants from other jurisdictions however will be encouraged to analyse differences to the corresponding legal concepts in their home jurisdictions.

The course will cover the legal concepts of patent protection and utility models, the rules on the protection of trademarks and designations of origin, the basics of copyright law and of design protection. Where appropriate the course will also highlight certain rules under unfair competition law providing ancillary remedies for avoiding unfair exploitation of work results.

The course devotes to the co-existence of national and Community IP-rights. The advantages and disadvantages of the existing unitary Community concepts, i.e. the Community Trade Mark and the Community Design as compared to national IPRs will be discussed in the light of relevant case law.

Furthermore, the conflicting aims of freedom of competition (and in particular free movement of goods) on the one hand and strict IP-protection on the other hand will be tackled. This gives the opportunity to discuss current trends to narrow the scope of protection by means of compulsory licences, FRAND-licences and similar limitations imposed by cartel and competition law.

  • Concept of IP-law
  • The legal sources (TRIPS, WIPO-Treaties, EU-Regulations and Directives)
  • The distinct IP-rights: patent, utility model, trademark, design & copyright
  • The impact of competition law on intellectual property protection
  • Contractual exploitation of IPRs (transfer and licence agreement)
  • Enforcement of IP-rights (remedies and procedural strategies)


Learning outcomes and qualification goals:
The course is designed to provide an overview of the principles of intellectual property law and its importance in our knowledge-based society. The teaching and case studies will enable students to understand the relevance of IP-law for businesses, both as a means of protecting their own innovation and to be aware of liability risks, which always accompanies placing new products in the market. A thorough knowledge of the legal framework at the same time is the indispensable basis for successful contract negotiations, which will be tackled by group exercises.
Oral examination
Freitag  (Einzeltermin) 16.06.202309:00 – 17:00W 017 Seminarraum; Schloss Westflügel

Contact Department of Law

Dr. Elisa Berdica

Dr. Elisa Berdica (sie/ihr)

Auslands­koordinatorin Rechts­wissenschaft
Universität Mannheim
Abteilung Rechts­wissenschaft
Schloss Westflügel – Raum W 219
68161 Mannheim
Tel.: +49 621 181–1307
Fax: +49 621 181–1318
E-Mail: law.international uni-mannheim.de
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